by Peter Twaibu
We had such an amazing time at Camp Booyah 2019! This year was the 5th year of Camp Booyah since it was established in the summer of 2015 by Rev. Drew Hill. This year camp was directed by our own Melissa Lewkowicz and the camp speaker was Jordan Kologe from Church of the Good Shepherd (Cornelius, NC). Every year the Lord has faithfully grown the camp and also provided means for both campers and staff to have a fun and safe time. This year was no different as we had the biggest group that we have ever had with around 300 campers and leaders from twenty churches and three different states.
Our days at camp were spent doing local service projects, team building activities, and other fun recreation during the afternoons. In the evenings we gathered in the worship center where Taylor Leonhardt lead us in great worship sessions, followed by talks from Jordan. Our theme for the week was “ANOINTED” where we looked at the life of David and his transition from a Shepherd boy to the anointed king of Israel. Following our worship sessions, we would have cabin time. During this time, the kids would gather and talk about things from the evening session that stood out to them. It was amazing to see how the scripture became so real to everyone and to hear how God was working in the lives of the campers.
At the end of the week, we had a beautiful Eucharist service where campers could come forward to be anointed and prayed for. What a picture of the next generation being sent out as anointed living members of the Body of Christ. We were so grateful to be a part of all that the Lord did during our week at Camp Booyah!